Gifted & Talented
- Our Vision and Mission - Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS)
- Process for Gifted and Talented (GT) Recommendation - Identification & Assessment
- GT Program Framework - Programming
- Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) Timeline and Criteria - Advanced Learning Plans
Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information
Name(s): Grace Naugle
When is GT testing in my school?
Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.
Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school: Testing Window October 7th, 2020- November 21st, 2020!
Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.
If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.
Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school:All Identification Forms can be completed in second semester.
CogAT Testing at Federal Heights Elementary: To be completed during second semester. Dates to be determined.
Gifted & Talented Program Offerings
Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning: “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include: Teachers have access to enrichment materials for a variety of subjects, including Everyday Math 4 Enrichments, Mondo Reading Enriched Small Groups, and Foss Science Materials. Similarly, teachers can also contact GT Coordinator for support with specific student needs. After School Clubs are available to students based on their specific interests including but not limited to: Science Club, Fantasy Football (math) Club, Student Council,Girls On The Run, Italian Club, and Spelling Bee Club.
Differentiated Learning Pathways: “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Teachers will be provided with structures and strategies for differentiation through math and reading with our district resources: Everyday Math 4 and Mondo Reading. Similarly, with Science and Social Studies, suggestions and materials will be made available to each grade level by the GT coordinator either at ERD meetings or via email.
Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment: “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include:
Each student will be able to extend their learning based on their needs and their interests or strengths.Teachers will provide enrichment during the school day through a variety of methods. Students will be able to extend their learning and understanding after school during after school clubs and additional field trip opportunities.
Enrichment (during the school day): During the school days students will be provided with enrichment in all content areas through differentiation and through the use of technology, utilizing enrichment programs through our resources within Everyday Math 4 and Mondo. As well as the use of technology such as Everyday Math 4 Online, Prodigy, Tynker, Get Epic, and Mystery Science.
Enrichment (outside of the school day): Outside of the school day students can participate in after school clubs that are of interest to them including math, social emotional learning,foriegn language, science with hands on STEAM activities, and problem based learning.
Social-Emotional Learning: “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include:Students will be working on Social and Emotional learning within their classrooms through lessons with Ms. Richard our onsite SEL. Ms. Richard will also be providing Friendship Group with the identified students once per week, to help them navigate being a gifted student. As well, students will be learning social and emotional strategies through after school clubs, such as Girls on the Run and Science Club. Where students learn to manage and communicate their feelings and needs. Similarly, during clubs and throughout the school day students are learning social skills and social cues from their teachers demonstrating and utilizing academic language and Kagan Structures to promote classroom unity and teamwork. Students will also be taught within the school day and after school about bullying and prevention of bullying. Lastly, throughout the duration of the year students will work to set and meet their goals, as well as track their progress.